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UPDATE: Two people arrested in Iowa City shooting that injured 3

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Two men are in custody facing multiple charges in connection with a shooting in Iowa City that injured three people.

Police say 21-year-old Donte Taylor of Cedar Rapids and 23-year-old Lamar Wilson of Iowa City are in custody at the Johnson County Jail. 

Taylor faces charges of trafficking in stolen weapons, possession of a firearm by a felon, carrying weapons, interference with official acts and public intoxication. Wilson faces three counts of attempted murder and three counts of intimidation with a dangerous weapon. 

According to criminal complaints, Wilson fired “several rounds at several subjects" which were fired “at close range". Police found two firearms on Wilson when he was taken into custody a short distance from where the shooting took place in the Ped Mall area.

The complaint then says, Taylor was found leaving the scene of the shooting and taken into custody in the nearby Sheraton Hotel parking ramp. It says Taylor tried to run from police and had a handgun on him. He admitted to firing "several rounds at subjects" and an acquaintance told police the shooting was over an "ongoing feud". Police say Taylor appeared to be intoxicated. 

Police said Taylor admitted to be a convicted felon. He also told police he stole the gun he was carrying on him two months ago. 

The Ped Mall was packed with students who just returned to campus for the school year. The complaint says, “This entire incident took place at an extremely busy time in the Ped Mall with a large volume of patrons exiting the bars. When the shots were fired, people fled the area, hid behind structures and were visibly distressed.”

At last check, Iowa City Police believe two victims are stable but one is in critical condition. 

The shooting remains under investigation. 


Iowa City Police say three people were taken to an area hospital after an early morning shooting.

They confirm all the victims are not University of Iowa students. The victims ages are 22, 26, and 27, but their names are not being released at this time. At last check, Iowa City Police believe two of the victims are stable, with one in critical condition.

Just before 1:30 a.m., Iowa City police officers patrolling the pedestrian mall heard shots fired in the area of College St. and Dubuque St. Officers found three shooting victims at various locations around that area.  All three victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment.Several law enforcement agencies from the surrounding areas assisted in securing the scene and controlling crowds.

Iowa City Police Captain Troy Kelsay says he believes the shooting happened after a confrontation between two groups.

A number of individuals in the area were transported to the Iowa City Police Department and are being interviewed. There have been no arrests at this time.

The Iowa City detectives are on-scene and the investigation continues. The University of Iowa issued a Hawk Alert due to the proximity of the scene in relation to the campus.


A Hawk Alert was sent out to University of Iowa students and staff reporting a shots fired incident early Sunday morning.

The alert reads: "Shots fired near Sheraton Hotel avoid the area." The Hawk Alert was sent around 1:30 a.m.

This is a developing story. Stay with KWWL as more information is made available. 

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